Posted by Van Hammer
With the WWE Network looming, what better way to kick it off then a PPV. This would be free on the network and for those who haven’t bought in. With that said, WWE has seemed to evolve the “Clash of the Champions” business model from its fiercest competitor WCW. Night of Champions, scheduled for September 15th, would be my dream scenario. Kicking off the fall season with a PPV quality TV would ensure my $13 a month would be paid relatively on time. To do this right, WWE should go into the well and give us a WrestleMania type feel for the night where every title should be defended. This random thought had me thinking. If everything was as it is now (minus injuries or folks with time off) what would be my idea about the ultimate card?
Let’s start with the Undercard. WWE has made it abundantly clear they are pimping the WWE app and I for one have been impressed with the Preshow lately. The four man team in the booth would be Jim Ross, Tony Dawson, William Regal and JTG. That means you have some authenticity with JR. Dawson does supplementary shows so he can speak on wrestlers that may not be main eventers with some level of comfort. Adding Regal to heel color and JTG to be the wild card gives a well-rounded experience. It also gives visibility to JTG which can hopefully be used on some of the other shows. On announce I would of course have the A team of JBL, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler. I would bring in Ross for the 3 main events as well. Back stage, Matt Striker, assisted by Josh Mathews. Exclusive to the App and Preshow would be the following:
- NXT Champion Bo Dallas vs. Drew McIntyre (with 3MB)
This would highlight Bo Dallas and give 3MB some visibility. I would give Drew the win and have Regal selling, putting Drew over big time, setting the scene for that much talked about United Kingdom faction. Winner – McIntyre
- 8 Man Tag Team Match – Epico & Primo and Camacho & Hunico vs. Primetime Playas and The Uso’s
This is a get the crowd pumped match. The win would not matter too much for any of these teams so at some point I would have a newly heel Tensai and Clay come out and lay everyone out. Possibly under new management of Zeb Colter. Right now, he is one of the best non active WWE’rs the jump on a mic, why not expand his role. Have enforcers for Swagger would also put the locker room on notice. No Winner
Show Begins –
- World Championship Number One Contenders Elimination Chamber
- CM Punk, Curtis Axel, Kingston, Sheamus, Ryback, Khali
With maybe a 15 minute time bell to bell, I would have Punk return to win this one with Axel and Punk working together to eliminate Kingston and Khali rather quickly. I would have Ryback and Sheamus really going strongman on each other setting up a program with the two. Ultimately, Sheamus could fall to Ryback, and Ryback take out Axel. Punk could find a way to wrap up an unsuspecting Ryback making him look a bit weak but strong enough to continue into the night later facing off against Cena in a final showdown while Ryback will look strong and leave angry for being cheated. Winner – Punk.
Backstage Segment/Video Package
- World Heavyweight Championship Number One Contenders Elimination Chamber
Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Mark Henry, Randy Orton, Big E Langston
Again 15 Minutes bell to bell would be enough to tell this tale. Booked just to get some star power on the show I would look for a few things out of this match. I need Langston to look like a threat, Henry to look strong against the Big Show. Let Henry take out Show with Langston finding a way to outmaneuver and pin Henry. Meanwhile, Orton should run into a competing D-Bry and Kane who are taking turns trying to outdo each other at Randy’s expense. When they finally implode have Bryan take out Kane and Orton RKO Langston. Bryan would then take out Orton and then an already down Langston. This makes Bryan super strong and the only person taking a real hit would be Show, who is transitioning anyway. Winner – Bryan
Backstage Segment/Video Package
At this point we could revisit Regal and Drew, possibly them talking with Sheamus (planting more seeds).
Title Unification – United States Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett
In this match, Ambrose has to go over. To make it more epic however, I would have Barrett dominate for quite a while. Eventually the Tag Team Champions would come out and deliver justice. In the end both straps would be on Ambrose and the Shield would be even more dominant. Winner – Ambrose (and everyone who believes in the Shield).
Video Package Announcing the Cruiserweight Title History and Previewing the Upcoming Match
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Ladder Match
Christian, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Evan Bourne, Fandango, The Miz, R Truth, Sin Cara
I would let everyone in this match do every spot possible. Rey Mysterio would be joining announce as the greatest Cruiserweight in modern history. In the end after many near wins I would have Rey put the strap on Sin Cara. I would be building to the WrestleMania showdown with Sin Cara and Rey for the title. I would also rely on Cody and Sandow to sell the hell out of the others and the Miz to look strong yet be taken out early. I really don’t want them to be relegated to this title scene but let’s be honest, we need them to make this match look bigger. Winner – Sin Cara
Video Package surrounding the Main Event Cena vs. Punk (Again, lol). JR joins the broadcast.
World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way – Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger vs. Chris Jericho
These men can put on a compelling match. I would let them do their thing. Throwing in Jericho makes it an epic encounter. Just imagine all the spots. At some point, I would have Swagger joined by Tensai and Clay and they would beat down Del Rio, effectively having him as he is stretchered out and Swagger eliminated from the contest, making a huge statement. I would have Ziggler and Jericho go back and forth putting on a clinic until Y2J steals a win. I would then begin moving Ziggler to the World Title scene. Losing to Jericho does not hurt anyone as he is one of the best workers in the business. I would use that credibility to have Daniel Bryan come out and immediately challenge a banged up Jericho for the title. After 5 minute I would have Jericho tap, crowning D-Bry and having a Big Red Monster at the top of the ramp looking on as the Yes! chants erupt. Winner –
Jericho Daniel Bryan
Time to plant seeds. At this point I would have Josh or Matt speak with Kane. We get teased about a Daniel Bryan/Kane thing but I would have Lesnar, accompanied by Heyman, Axel and Cesaro take Kane out. We could look back at the carnage after broadcast has a few words and look at the main event. The next night when Heyman and company appear I would end their segment with some druids and some “Ain’t no Grave” setting up Taker/Lesnar. ( I don’t want Taker Lesnar for Mania, I do want it to appear to be that with maybe Taker/Lesnar happening at Hell in The Cell in October where I would put Lesnar over, have Kane come back and face Lesnar at Survivor Series, putting Lesnar over then having Lesnar enter the Rumble strong.)
World Championship – John Cena vs. The Number One Contender (Winner of the Elimination Battle Royal – CM Punk)
I would have CM Punk go over clean to the leader of the Cenation… John Cena. I am a big fan but this would give John time off and bring punk back to the top of the heap. It would also bring prestige to Heyman and give everyone an opportunity to miss the WWE’s number one guy. He should be back the night after the Rumble and we can build for Cena vs. The Undertaker for the Streak. Winner – CM Punk
So there you have my dream card. May be different for you. I would pay for this and the next few PPV’s just for the implications. Let me know what you think. Did I get something horribly wrong? Could anything be way better? Let me know Smarks.
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